Nov 23, 2009 8:42pm
Re: how to index archive.org text?
commonly the difference is seen in the fees charged.
if a fee for services rendered, or goods supplied just covers costs, example, the cost of a blank DVD, the time and resources in burning data to the DVD, and postage and packing, then that DVD would be from a non-commercial supplier.
Apply the same rule elsewhere.
But in the case of indexing the IA by another website,to allow its users to search for IA texts, the only fee that can be charged before said website becomes commercial, is just the cost of resource used, to store said index, allow search, and serving back the hits.
There can not be any charge at all, for the items being downloaded from the IA if said item, is discovered via this 3rd party website index.
The users of this 3rd party website, are not allowed to hide the fact, that the actual texts their members find using the 3rd party index, is coming from the IA, neither can they hide the fact, that the IA catalogue can be searched for free, by going to www.archive.org.
One more definition, is if the 3rd party website intends to only recover basic costs, or make a income and profit for its owners.
with a description, on the WWW, left, right, centre and upside down.
otherwise contact IA management.